UK barristers urge Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt to call on Iran to immediately release human rights lawyer

March 21, 2019
The Bar Council and the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales have sent a public letter to the UK Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt urging him to take action in support of Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. Sotoudeh was sentenced to 38 years imprisonment and 148 lashes for undertaking her professional obligations to her clients...

“Free the lawyers” BHRC and Bar Council sends letter to Iran

January 31, 2018
BHRC and the Bar Council  sent a letter to Ayatollah Khamenei calling for the release of lawyers and other persons arrested for their work defending others’ rights. The letter raised particular concern for Abdolfattah Soltani and Narges Mohammadi who have spent their legal careers advocating for the rule of law in Iran. Abdolfattah Soltani, the lawyer and co-founder with...

Statement: Iranian Draft Charter of Citizens’ Rights

March 7, 2014
The Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC) urges the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, President Hassan Rouhani, to ensure that the new Iranian Charter for Citizens’ Rights (‘the Charter’) unambiguously guarantees access to fundamental rights to all living within the country and acts as a roadmap for legal reform with human rights at its...